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ASID Member CEU Requirement

ASID Practitioner and Educator Members must earn a minimum of 10 units (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025. 

CEU Requirement outlines - who needs CEUs and How many they need are listed by renewal or join dates

ASID bylaws and policies require all Practitioner Members (Professional, Allied, and Associate) and Educator Members meet the Society’s continuing education requirement. Enacted by the ASID Board of Directors in April 2007, this member requirement is based on a belief that professional development strengthens the interior design profession and the Society by improving members’ competencies, knowledge, and skills in subject areas essential to the growth and success of the industry. 

For the current two-year reporting period starting January 1, 2024:  

  • Practitioner and Educator Members who join on or before May 31, 2024 must earn 10 CEUs (10 hours).  

  • Practitioner and Educator Members who join between June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025 must earn 5 CEUs (5 hours).  

  • Practitioner and Educator Members who join on or after June 1, 2025 will not be subject to the requirement until the next period beginning January 1, 2026. 

Individual Members in the following categories are exempt from the continuing education requirement:   

  • Affiliate Member  

  • Professional Life Member 

  • Professional Retired Member 

  • Allied Retired Member 

  • Student Member 

For ASID members who need continuing education for state licensure renewal, all continuing education taken for your licensing renewal can also be applied to the ASID requirement. Check with your state regulatory board or agency for requirements. 

Please review the FAQs related to Continuing Education Units. For more information, please email membership@asid.org

Reporting CEU Compliance

ASID members are to utilize the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to track their CEUs earned. The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date. Refer to the ASID IDCEC Website Guide for instructions. 

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International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)

IDCEC provides learning opportunities and registry services to design professionals under one platform. As a founding and core member of IDCEC, all ASID practitioner members receive access to the IDCEC registry and dashboard. ASID Chapters receive discounted rates for course submissions. ASID Industry Partners receive a discounted rate as first time IDCEC course providers.

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Every ASID member subject to the continuing education requirement has a unique IDCEC number to log in to the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). You can find your number by clicking on “Update Account” from the ASID Member Menu after logging in to asid.org. Scroll down to the “About My Work/Affiliations” section of your Member Profile to find your IDCEC number.

You may only report unique continuing education units earned during the current reporting period, January 2024 – December 2025. If you received credit for a CEU in a previous compliance period, you will not receive credit again if you retake the course.

Special Circumstances

ASID may grant an adjustment to the requirement for poor health, certified by a physician; a specific physical or mental disability, certified by an appropriate health care professional; extended duty with the armed forces; or for extreme hardship, which, in the board’s judgment, makes it impossible for the member to comply. Requests for an adjustment to the continuing education requirement must be made in writing. Please send a brief explanation with your request for exemption via email to membership@asid.org, with the subject line “CEU exemption request”. 

Audits and Failure to Comply

At the end of a reporting period, ASID will review the IDCEC report of CEUs completed by each member. Select members will be audited and required to submit proof of the 10 (10 hours) CEUs required by way of a certificate of attendance or completion or other documentation. Members who cannot supply proof of completion will face failure of compliance. Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement may be subject to suspension of Society membership in accordance with the requirements of the ASID Bylaws. 

ASID APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Continuing education should be relevant to interior design and in the form of courses, workshops, and presentations, in-person or online.

CEU types accepted:

IDCEC Approved Courses

ASID accepts continuing education approved by the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

Reporting Process:

Course providers are required to report to IDCEC on your behalf; check with the course provider or sponsor to confirm reporting. You can also self-report an IDCEC course to IDCEC directly with proof of attendance (See IDCEC Website Guide).

State Regulatory Board Approved Courses

ASID accepts continuing education approved by State Regulatory Boards. Refer to courses offered by your local jurisdiction for more information.

Note: Continuing education requirements for State Regulatory Boards vary. Check with your jurisdiction for requirements. Your ASID chapter may also be a resource for local options and requirements. Find your Chapter.

Reporting Process

On the IDCEC website, select “Report Non-IDCEC Course”. Fill in course information, select “ASID pre-approved CEUs," and use ASID approval code 31200. Once submitted, upload certificate of completion. (See IDCEC Website Guide)

Courses Approved by Industry-Relevant Organizations

ASID accepts continuing education approved by the following industry-relevant organizations:

Reporting Process 

On the IDCEC website, select “Report Non-IDCEC Course”. Fill in course information, select “ASID pre-approved CEUs," and use ASID approval code 31400. Once submitted, upload certificate of completion. (See IDCEC Website Guide)

Higher Education Courses

ASID typically accepts courses in interior design taken at accredited college or university programs. The coursework cannot be taken for college credit towards a degree program. ASID will approve 1 CEU (1 hour) per credit hour earned (not the actual hours you spend in class).

Reporting Process:

You must submit the higher education course to ASID for pre-approval using the ASID Self-Reporting Submission Form.

Note there is a $25 USD processing fee for each submission. If approved, you will receive an approval letter with instructions to upload to your IDCEC registry along with your course transcript.

Courses by Other Providers

Completed courses offered by any other type of providers not listed above must be submitted to ASID for review prior to receiving credit.

Reporting Process:

Complete the ASID Self-Reporting Submission Form and pay the $25 USD processing fee for each submission.

You will be notified of course approval or disapproval within approximately 10 business days of receipt. Approval is based on information received and reviewed and is valid toward your ASID continuing education membership requirement. All such decisions are final.

If approved, you will receive an approval letter with instructions to upload to your IDCEC registry along with your proof of attendance/completion.

Not Accepted

ASID follows the IDCEC guidelines to determine CEU eligibility. The following types of activities are typically not approved by ASID Education: 

  • Sales presentations by manufacturers/vendors  
  • Proprietary product-oriented material and promotion of products or services, including factory tours. Any courses from manufacturers must be generic and not specific to their product line. 
  • Credentialing exam preparation courses such as those for NCIDQ, LEED or WELL. 
  • Trips or tours to places of interest, except for educational lectures provided at museums or other cultural institutions which are led by qualified instructors and directly relate to the design industry. Self-guided tours are not accepted.